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all photos by Kaye McCoy for Mattieologie

As we transition to fall, I love jewel tones like the emerald green of this skirt. It's such a fantastic color - it works for everyday but also works for a holiday party as well. This striped tee from the Gap was just such a perfect piece to make the skirt everyday friendly.

Circle skirts are perfect if you're trying to make your waist look smaller. Great if you have a straight and narrow or even athletic build. Creates the illusion of curves by creating the illusion of a "cinched" waist.

Tops with horizontal stripes are best if you have a small bust. The frequency of stripes makes your bust appear bigger and if you're part of the IBTC like me, then you'll take all the help you can get. Now, this certainly doesn't mean that if you're busty or curvy that you can't rock horizontal stripes. To keep your stripes look slimming and flattering, the stripes should be thinner and closer together. To create a curvy or busty illusion, wear thicker stripes that are further apart.

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I would totally wear this look to church especially if brunch is involved afterwards or even on a weekend day date with Hubs. It's feminine and ageless. My mom could pull off this look and it would still be age appropriate. And you could switch out the shoes (and add or take away layers) to make the look work for the current season.